Et puis là, depuis quelques semaines, il se passe un truc. La Kpop réinvente la couleur. Et quand je dis qu’elle réinvente la couleur, elle le fait vraiment…
林 (Lin) regarde par la fenêtre du train, pensive. Les dernières semaines ont été éprouvantes, elle pensait qu’elle n’en verrait pas la fin. Et puis tous les jours se retrouver devant le grand hangar déserté, c’était peut être ça qui l’avait le plus fatiguée. Devant elle une femme et un enfant dorment, il fait chaud aujourd’hui. Ça sent les nouilles, un groupe d’hommes parle fort en mangeant, elle les entend, mais surtout elle sent l’odeur. Elle sort un paquet de chips qu’elle a acheté à un petit vendeur dans la rue près de la gare avant le départ.
This very dark vision is a part of the testimony of my generation. Boomers used to say we were cynical, that we were too realistic, not enough idealists, and bla bla bla, and bla bla bla… We were only 15 and those of us who were lucide enough to understand what was going on in the world knew that all those dreams of « socialism » and « revolutions » were vain.
New Order and The Cure wrote for the crowd of their time, and to tell the truth, the result was spendid for New Order. But with this song, The Bunnymen went farther, far farther. They just didn’t know they were recording for the 90’s and the 2000’s. In this song, there is Nirvana, there is Oasis, with a much, much better style. Maturity, I said.
Recently, KPop is developping a kind of « rap style » trend which I find extremely boring. Hopefully, we can sometimes hear some good pop songs, easy to hear, easy to remember, easy to sing, the kind of song you will remember at the supermarket while shopping, and it is just « Fantastic ».
Henry is Chineese, he was a member of Super Junior.
In 1985, I reached my 20th year. After years of « rock and roll », I finally cooled down, but I entered another moment in my life. Didier Lestrade talked about this many times and it is a subject which is not so frequently told. I stopped having sex for almost a year and a half. Not completly, but almost. HIV was a fear in my generation’s mind like no one can understand nowadays. It was a fatal disease, not only fatal, but before dying it was just horrible, a slow agony, losing weight, caposy syndrom… Hell.